A memory leak occurs in the Virtual Disk Service in Windows Storage Server 2003

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SYMPTOMS

On your Microsoft Windows Storage Server-based computer, a memory leak may occur in the Virtual Disk Service (VDS). When this problem occurs, the VDS consumes the computer's available virtual memory, and the computer's performance decreases.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003, 32-bit editions
   Date         Time   Version          Size  File name
   ----------------------------------------------------
   04-Oct-2004  22:32  5.2.3790.220   91,136  Atapi.sys
Windows Server 2003, 64-bit editions
   Date         Time   Version          Size  File name
   ----------------------------------------------------
   04-Oct-2004  22:32  5.2.3790.220  287,744  Atapi.sys

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about the terminology that is used in this article, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 886805 - Last Review: November 15, 2007 - Revision: 1.8
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003
Keywords: 
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